"Drakulić’s composite portrait provides a clear-eyed look at European values, and what they really amount to." —The New Yorker
An evocative and timely collection of essays that paints a portrait of Eastern Europe thirty years after the end of communism.
The thrilling and definitive account of the Abdication Crisis of 1936
Revealing the truth behind the life of a royal princess in medieval England, the colorful story of the five remarkable daughters of King Edward I.
Virginal, chaste, humble, patiently waiting for rescue by brave knights and handsome princes: this idealized—and largely mythical—notion of the medieval noblewoman still lingers.
A unique and fascinating look at Victorian society through the remarkable lives of an enlightened and philanthropic aristocratic couple, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, who tried to change the world for the better but paid a heavy price.
An updated new edition of a classic history of the Hungarians from their earliest origins to today
Featuring the latest scientific techniques and findings, this book is the definitive account of the Viking Great Army’s journey and how their presence forever changed England.
A rousing historical narrative of the best-known and arguably most significant battle in English history.
The effects of the Battle of Hastings were deeply felt at the time, causing a lasting shift in British cultural identity and national pride.
The glorious and infamous history of the Borgia family—a world of saints, corrupt popes, and depraved princes and poisoners—set against the golden age of the Italian Renaissance.
The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthless megalomania, avarice and vicious cruelty—all have been associated with their name.
The untold story of how Russia refined the art and science of targeted assassination abroad -- while Western spies watched in horror as their governments failed to guard against the threat.
They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England. They were wrong.$27.95ISBN: 9781643135380Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Pegasus Books - December 1st, 2020
An epic cultural journey that reveals how Venetian ingenuity and inventions—from sunglasses and forks to bonds and currency—shaped modernity.
How did a small, isolated city—with a population that never exceeded 100,000, even in its heyday—come to transform western civilization?$35.00ISBN: 9781541672468Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Basic Books - November 17th, 2020From an award-winning historian, a panoramic account of Europe after the depravity of World War II.$20.00ISBN: 9780141993133Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021
“Immensely rich and exciting . . . Christopher Hill has that supreme gift of being able to show us the seventeenth-century world from the inside.”—Arthur Marwick in New Society